Relying on the kindness of strangers

A 25-year-old trainee priest will be in Buxton today as part of his challenge to walk 322 miles from Mirfield to Buckfast Abbey with no money, no food or accommodation.

Ben Bradshaw, who will be completely reliant upon strangers, is raising money for the refugees at Tongogara in Zimbabwe and the disabled residents of Mutemwa settlement also in Zimbabwe.

He said “I have a big target to reach which is why I am doing such a challenging walk. However, if we can raise it, then we will have made a huge difference to the lives of some of the very poorest people on earth.

The aim is to raise £25,000 from this walk; donations can be made via

Ben set off on Monday stopping in the Glossop area overnight. Today he is to walk from Glossop to Buxton and tomorrow (Wednesday) he will walk to Stone via Leek.

He is expected to be on the road until July 25 when he hopes to arrive at Buckfast Abbey.